[ vahy-uh-duhkt ]
/ ˈvaɪ əˌdʌkt /


a bridge for carrying a road, railroad, etc., over a valley or the like, consisting of a number of short spans.

Origin of viaduct

1810–20; < Latin via way + (aque)duct Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for viaduct

/ (ˈvaɪəˌdʌkt) /


a bridge, esp for carrying a road or railway across a valley, etc, consisting of a set of arches supported by a row of piers or towers

Word Origin for viaduct

C19: from Latin via way + dūcere to bring, on the model of aqueduct
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